Quantcast

Kansas Lawmakers Seek Legal Advice on School Funding Plan - KOAM TV 7

Kansas Lawmakers Seek Legal Advice on School Funding Plan

Updated:

    Kansas legislative leaders are seeking some legal advice as they wrestle with school funding.
    The Kansas Supreme Court ruled last month that a law phasing in a $293 million increase in school funding over two years wasn't sufficient.
    Now lawmakers plan to spend $400,000 to get help in drafting a new public school funding law, including separate lawyers for the House and Senate.
    The five top Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature agreed on the plan Tuesday. The two Democrats present at the legislative leaders' meeting opposed it, calling it a waste of money.
    The House and Senate each would spend $100,000 to hire its own attorney. The entire Legislature has had a single attorney previously.
    Lawmakers also plan to spend $200,000 to hire a school finance expert to study how much it costs to finance a suitable education for every child.
    
 

  • NewsMore>>

  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 10-22

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 10-22

    Monday, October 22 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-10-22 12:49:18 GMT

    Investigators are working to identify human remains found in a popular northeast Oklahoma recreation area.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

    More >>

    Investigators are working to identify human remains found in a popular northeast Oklahoma recreation area.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

    More >>
  • 4 State Lotto Fever

    4 State Lotto Fever

    Friday, October 19 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-10-20 00:03:00 GMT

    Typically, morning visitor's to Pete's in Carl Junction are there for coffee, but Friday was a bit different, all because of a billion dollar jackpot.

    More >>

    Typically, morning visitor's to Pete's in Carl Junction are there for coffee, but Friday was a bit different, all because of a billion dollar jackpot.

    More >>
  • Joplin Man Sentenced for Arson, Set Apartment Fire

    Joplin Man Sentenced for Arson, Set Apartment Fire

    Friday, October 19 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-10-19 21:34:02 GMT
    Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018
    Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018
    Brian Barksdale is sentenced for first degree arson for setting fire to his Joplin apartment on South St. Louis. On May 23rd, 2018, Joplin emergency crews responded to the Cardinal Apartments at 1015 South St. Louis for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived on scene shortly before 10:00 p.m. and found a two-story wood frame multi-residential structure with heavy fire coming from an apartment on the first floor. Crews extinguished the fire by 10:30 p.m. When officers arrived on ...More >>
    Brian Barksdale is sentenced for first degree arson for setting fire to his Joplin apartment on South St. Louis. On May 23rd, 2018, Joplin emergency crews responded to the Cardinal Apartments at 1015 South St. Louis for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived on scene shortly before 10:00 p.m. and found a two-story wood frame multi-residential structure with heavy fire coming from an apartment on the first floor. Crews extinguished the fire by 10:30 p.m. When officers arrived on ...More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.